Ingwersen is retiring as head of KeyBank’s central bank in Ohio

Melissa Ingwersen, the key executive at KeyBank Ohio for 10 years, plans to retire after nearly 40 years in banking.

Ingwersen, 60, has announced to the Cleveland-based bank that she will be leaving the bank in August as commercial sales director and market president and will serve as the face and voice of Key in the Columbus area.

Ingwersen joined Key in 2011 after 21 years at JP Morgan Chase & Co., the last eight years as President of the Ohio bank. She has also worked for Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank.

“Melissa has been a consummate leader and dedicated mentor to many people within Key and elsewhere, both formally and informally, and has built a unique legacy that will last well beyond her August departure,” said Timothy Burke, regional sales director for KeyBank, in a statement.

Key is the region’s eighth largest bank in terms of deposits with a 1.7% market share, according to the latest data from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The bank has 25 branches in the region.

The bank says it will start looking for a new president immediately and work with Ingwersen over the summer to ensure a smooth transition.

Burke will immediately begin the search for a new Market President at Columbus and will work with Ingwersen over the summer months to bring about a smooth change in leadership.

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